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Crystal Palace vs Norwich City 9 April 2016: EPL Preview and Predictions

Game
Crystal Palace (16th) Norwich City(17th)
Date & Time Wednesday March 9, 2016, 10:00 AM (EST)
The Line
Home: 21/20 Draw: 12/5 Away: 27/10
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Soccer | Crystal Palace (16th) Norwich City(17th)

A key match in the relegation battle will take place this weekend as Crystal Palace take on Norwich City at Selhurst Park. The winner of this match will be all but sure of safety while the losers will have the unenviable task of battling it out with the bottom three in an attempt to stay afloat for next season. I am expecting a lot of passion, a lot of heart and a lot of skill in this game and the teams have everything to play for.

Crystal Palace are having a shocking 2016 and after going so well in the first half of the season, they have managed to get themselves into a real pickle. This team I thought was going to make European football at the half way point of the year, and they still might through the FA Cup, but their Premier League season has gone all but downhill. I can’t remember when Palace last won and EPL game but they did get an away draw against West Ham last weekend and they will hope that along with the help of their home fans will give them a chance to win this all important game.

Norwich on the other hand will know that a win here will be very important because Crystal Palace will be deflated and it will let them get home into safety a little easier. That being said it is not going to be easy since playing away from home is tough and they themselves have also been playing some very disappointing football.

Overall, I think that Crystal Palace will feed of their home crowd and get over the line. The Eagles have a good team and the likes of Bolasie and Cabaye are almost world class so it is hard to see them lose here. We are getting a good enough price on them so I will take it and watch what should be a great game. 

Pick:
Crystal Palace

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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